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On the Danger of War in Ukraine: Triggers, Motives, and OUR Interests

On February 5, the Washington Post reported that “Russia is close to completing preparations for what appears to be a large-scale invasion of Ukraine that could leave up to 50,000 civilians killed or wounded, decapitate the government in Kyiv within two days, and launch a humanitarian crisis with up to 5 million refugees fleeing the resulting chaos, according to updated U.S. military and intelligence assessments briefed to lawmakers and European partners over the past several days.” And that “the window for a diplomatic resolution of the crisis appears to be closing.”

It is not possible to determine on what basis this is being pushed out by the U.S. government. It could be an accurate assessment, it could be manufactured as part of the fierce diplomatic pushing and shoving, it could be intended to check moves by Russia, or it might provoke them. But what is clear is this:

The question is not “who shot first” literally, or in terms of an incident that would trigger a war. A war between U.S.-backed forces and Russia over Ukraine would be a humanitarian nightmare, a slaughter of innocent civilians. It would be driven not by a triggering incident (real or fake) but by the insatiable compulsion for imperialist powers to grab more or be pushed off the table of global bloodsuckers. And for people here in the belly of the beast, our interests lie not in getting behind our oppressors in any form, but in welcoming their defeats as part of building a movement to overthrow this system.

Lenny Wolf on TikTok - As U.S. rulers debate response to Russia in Ukraine: IT’S NOT “OUR” EMPIRE.

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